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Considering Christmas Just Past
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, 4:28 p.m.

QUESTION: Does anyone else sing carols in the shower?

WHAT I LEARNED: The pain of childbirth is somewhat compensating by said kids' participation in the gift-wrapping process.

So Christmas is a done deal for most of us by now. I admit that we still have to drive up to my parents next week for a post-dated Christmas visit and Iíll admit that I donít have everything together for that visit but Iíve been busy basking in the glow of Christmas Just Past. Just like Mr. And Mrs. Claus Ė Iíve earned some down time.

xmas card image by Tom Browning from www.christmasshop.com

I am a Christmas season fan but even with days off before Christmas to work on holiday tasks, I still felt over-busy and a bit more rushed than anticipated this year. There are so many holiday related duties and chores to accomplish during this festive season. Now for some folks this means:

  • Baking and baking and baking;
  • Mega-decorating Ė inside and out;
  • Wrapping gifts with care;
  • Entertaining graciously;
  • Looking fit and beautiful in tasteful holiday outfits;
  • Writing personalized notes on every Christmas card;
  • Making room for charity at this special time of year Ė perhaps visiting the poor, the old, the downtrodden;
  • Cleaning an already clean home so that it sparkles like a holiday jewel;
  • Caroling round the neighborhood;
  • Planning a fabulous Christmas Day dinner;
  • Hitting midnight mass.

I admire these individuals. My accomplishments over the holiday season were a bit different:

  • Saying - whatís wrong with convenience? - as I buy the pre-baked pies at the supermarket;
  • Replacing the decorative outdoor flag featuring a turkey and cornucopia with our Christmas flag by the third week in December;
  • Encouraging the kids to wrap as many gifts as possible Ė hey, Iíve done my time;
  • Dodging entertaining opportunities like Superman dodges a speeding bullet;
  • Finding my $1.99 jingly Christmas earrings to wear on Christmas Day and stopping at Kmart to purchase a damn nice looking faux-fur-collared knit sweater for those special upscale holiday events at which I must make an appearance;
  • Writing out Christmas cards on the evening of December 23rd Ė thanks everyone for putting return addresses on those cards and letters;
  • Riding myself of all my pocket change as I run the gauntlet of Salvation Army red kettles posted outside of every store in town;
  • Getting the house clean enough to put up last minute decorations and one just-rescued tree on the weekend before Christmas;
  • Singing carols in the shower;
  • Planning to attend a friendís Christmas Day open house with fabulous dinner included;
  • Hitting midnight mass.

And how was your holiday season?

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